Government sets strict fuel-economy goal of 54.5 by 2025?
are the biggest technological challenge to the auto industry since the
government began regulating emissions in 1970 and mileage in 1975.
The rule sets the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon as
the average the auto industry must achieve by 2025, up from 29.7 mpg now and
35.5 mpg in 2016.
The tough "CAFE" standard (for
corporate average fuel economy), which was to be announced earlier this month,
was announced Tuesday by the Obama administration on the day that Republicans'
national convention got underway in Tampa.
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